Devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa has called upon his fellow leaders from Western Kenya to embrace the handshake spirit that has dominated the political scene in the country. Addressing parents during an annual general meeting at St Theresa’s girls’ secondary school in Kimilili, CS Wamalwa said it is only through close association among the leaders that the citizens will be able to achieve development saying the era of opposition rivalry is long gone.
He cited the example of Mombasa governor Hassan Joho saying he has been previously known to be a vocal critic of the president and his deputy but after the handshake, it’s now evident that he has calmed down and more development projects will be achieved.
The devolution CS vowed to look for his counterparts in the region including Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, saying for them to forge ahead together they must unite.
Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa concurred with the sentiments saying Western Kenya is privileged to have such cadre of leadership saying they must transform to help the citizens at the grass root level and it is only through working together.
He said in order to have a formidable leadership they must agree on whom to front and support for the position of deputy president in the 2022 general election saying at the moment, the Luhya nation can’t produce a presidential candidate for the country.
The MP also expressed his concern over the counterfeit sugar which was impounded by security officials and called upon the authorities to ensure those implicated are brought to book saying people shouldn’t consume such dangerous substance.
He also promised to continue funding more development projects in the schools in his constituency saying he has prioritized to build storey classrooms in primary schools which lack the facilities despite the high population.
CS Wamalwa also promised to help in funding of development projects in the school saying empowering of the girl child in the society is inevitable.